What do medical radiation sciences use energy for?
to create images of the human body
What are the energy forms for imaging?
X-Rays, sound waves, magnetic waves, and nuclear energy
What are sound waves used for?
What are magnetic waves used for?
What type of nuclear radiation is used in imaging?
What type of energy does X-ray use to create images?
What is a radiologist?
Physician who specializes in reading medical images
What is in charge of the management of patient records and coding?
Health information services
What is the difference between a technologist and a technician?
Technologists have a higher education and deals with higher level problems.
What is a Dexa scan?
standard measure of bone health
How do you become a registered radiologist assistant?
complete RRA course of study, be certified by ARRT, and complete an exam for RA given by the ARRT
Describe the energy used by Diagnostic medical sonography
uses high frequency sound energy to create medical images and it is also non-ionizing
Describe the energy used in MRI
uses the energy of high strength magnetic fields and radio waves. It is also non-ionizing
What is used to administer contrast for an MRI
What type of energy does a CT use?
What is the purpose of a CT
it creates cross-sectional and 3D images of the human body
The nuclear energy of the atom (gamma radiation) is used in this form of medical imaging
Radioactive isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals are used in...?
CVIT stands for what?
Cardiovascular interventional technology
What type of energy does CVIT use?
What kind of degree is needed for radiation therapy?
2-4 year degree
Who was Hippocrates?
Father of modern medicine
What did Hippocrates believe?
the use of high ethical standards, closely monitor patient, and diet and exercise, nature will run its course
What was Louis Pasteur?
Discovered to role of germs in the disease process
When was DNA discovered
mid 20th century
What is accreditation?
A voluntary, peer review process that is very highly valued by members of the profession
What organization are we accredited by?
When was JRCERT established?
Where is the international meeting every year for JRCERT?
What programs does JRCERT currently accredit?
Radiography, radiation therapy, medical dosimetry, MRI
When was JRCDMS establish and what does it accredit?
1979 and medical sonography
When was JRCNMT established and what does it accredit?
1970 and nuclear medicine
How do you obtain certification?
What does ARRT stand for and when was it founded?
American registry of radiologic technologists and 1922
What does AHRA stand for?
American Healthcare Radiology Administrators
What is the oldest society related to radiology?